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Jean Carlos Mejia

Jean Carlos Mejia

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 240 | Age: 23
Gaspar Hernandez, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 1 4.09 8 8 0 33.0 36 1.12
Career Minors 18 17 2.79 99 25 16 274.1 262 1.07
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 8 3-1 4.09 33.0 36 1.12
Career Minors 99 18-17 2.79 274.1 262 1.07

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2014 DSL Indians DSL ROK 3 0 2.70 16 0 1 33.1 22 14 10 0 15 29 1.11
2015 DSL Indians DSL ROK 4 3 1.37 19 0 1 39.1 30 17 6 1 12 25 1.07
2016 DSL Indians DSL ROK 2 4 3.48 17 1 5 33.2 33 21 13 0 5 22 1.13
2017 2 Teams Minors 2 0 1.22 21 0 9 37.0 19 6 5 0 10 50 0.78
2017 AZL Indians AZL ROK 1 0 3.14 10 0 6 14.1 13 6 5 0 5 19 1.26
2017 Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYP A(Short) 1 0 0.00 11 0 3 22.2 6 0 0 0 5 31 0.49
2018 2 Teams Minors 4 9 3.31 18 16 0 98.0 89 45 36 3 21 100 1.12
2018 Lake County Captains MID A(Full) 4 8 3.13 17 15 0 92.0 84 41 32 3 20 97 1.13
2018 Lynchburg Hillcats CAR A(Adv) 0 1 6.00 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 1 3 1.00
2019 Lynchburg Hillcats CAR A(Adv) 3 1 4.09 8 8 0 33.0 28 16 15 0 9 36 1.12

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

The Indians signed not one but two players with strong right arms named Mejia out of the Dominican Republic in 2013. Francisco Mejia blossomed into one of the best catching prospects in baseball after signing for $350,000 and was traded to the Padres for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber last July, while Jean Carlos (no relation) spent his first three years as a pro in the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League after signing for $45,000. The latter finally made his full-season debut in 2018, impressing enough in low Class A to earn a spot on Cleveland's 40-man roster.

Though the Indians didn't make Mejia a full-time starter until last season, he definitely has the attributes to stay in the rotation. His heavy sinker is a plus pitch that sits at 91-94 mph, touches 96 and helped him log a 1.5 groundout/airout ratio in 2018. His curveball and slider have similar potential, and he also has feel for using his changeup.

Mejia is doing a better job of repeating his delivery now that he has grown into his extra-large frame, showing aptitude for commanding his breaking pitches as well as his fastball. He'll still have to prove he can handle a starter's workload after missing time last year with elbow soreness. If he can hold up, he eventually could fit in the middle of Cleveland's rotation.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/30/2019 Cleveland Indians recalled RHP Jean Carlos Mejia from Lynchburg Hillcats.
06/08/2019 Lynchburg Hillcats placed RHP Jean Carlos Mejia on the 7-day injured list.
05/15/2019 Lynchburg Hillcats activated RHP Jean Carlos Mejia from the 7-day injured list.
04/27/2019 Lynchburg Hillcats placed RHP Jean Carlos Mejia on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 17, 2019.
03/29/2019 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Akron RubberDucks.
03/08/2019 Cleveland Indians optioned RHP Jean Carlos Mejia to Akron RubberDucks.
11/20/2018 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Jean Carlos Mejia from Lynchburg Hillcats.
08/31/2018 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
06/07/2018 Lake County Captains activated RHP Jean Carlos Mejia from the 7-day disabled list.
04/20/2018 Lake County Captains placed RHP Jean Carlos Mejia on the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2018 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to Lake County Captains.
02/28/2018 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to Cleveland Indians.
08/03/2017 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from AZL Indians.
06/23/2017 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to AZL Indians from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
06/01/2017 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from DSL Indians.
05/31/2014 RHP Jean Carlos Mejia assigned to DSL Indians.
11/29/2013 Cleveland Indians signed free agent RHP Jean Carlos Mejia to a minor league contract.